A 62-year-old female asked:
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longstanding lichen sclerosis -get frequent atypical yeast infections only responds to oral fluconazole/returns 3-4 weeks after i stop meds. why?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Other meds?: Diabetes? On hormone? Are you sure it is yeast? Usually lichen sclerosis responds to clobetasol cream: why do you have "longstanding" disease? Use of steroid may predispose to yeast.
Answered on Aug 9, 2015

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May be: It may be seborrheic dermatitis. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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